Fugitive wanted in reference to arrest warrants for drug possession

Matthew Ves Lester

The Kirksville Police Department needs your help locating another Fugitive of the Week.

Autorities are attempting to locate Matthew Ves Lester, 26, in reference to arrest warrants from Adair County of possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana and Missouri Department of Corrections/Probation & Parole for absconding parole.

Matthew Ves Lester is a white male, 5â??10â?? tall, 140 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes. He has a scar on his upper right arm.

Officers have attempted to make contact with Matthew Lester at his last known residence but have been unable to locate him.

Lesterâ??s brother, Carey Lester, was announced as Fugitive of the Week last week.

On June 6, Kirksville Police officers attempted to locate Carey Lester in the 700 block of North Franklin. During that time, it was reported that Matthew Lester jumped out a window of the residence and fled on foot. It is believed that both Matthew and Carey Lester are still in the Kirksville area.

Anyone with information regarding Matthew or Carey Lesterâ??s location is encouraged to contact the Kirksville Police Department at (660) 785-6945, Dispatch (660) 665-5621, Adair County Sheriffâ??s Office or anonymously at (660) 627-BUST (2878) or email

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(Information provided by Kirksville Police Department)